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Safran’s aerospace capabilities spotlighted in Kentucky

March 1, 2019

Safran Landing Systems' contributions to the state of Kentucky's aerospace industry were highlighted during the third Aviation/Aerospace Day. Organized by the Kentucky Aviation Association (KAA) in partnership with Kentucky Aerospace Industry Consortium (KAIC), the event was held February 28 at the state Capitol building in Frankfort.

Safran’s aerospace capabilities spotlighted in Kentucky
Safran Landing Systems was represented at the Aviation/Aerospace Day event in Frankfort, Kentucky by Jamie Bilchak, Industrial Controller (at right), and Chief Financial Officer Dan Willman.

This annual event was created to give state legislators an opportunity to interact with Kentucky's aerospace suppliers, secondary- and university-level aviation educational providers, as well as key airports and service providers.

Kentucky is home to nearly 80 facilities related to the aerospace industry, employing more than 18,700 people across the state.

Safran Landing Systems has a team of 330 people at its wheels and carbon brake production and refurbishment facility in Walton, Kentucky, which serves both the commercial and military markets. Customers supported by Safran Landing Systems in Kentucky include Delta Air Lines, Air Canada, and Spirit Airlines.  Since its opening in 1999, the state-of-the-art Walton facility has undergone five expansions.

At the Aviation/Aerospace Day event, speeches by Governor Matt Bevin; Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton; and Stewart Ditto, executive director of KAIC, outlined how Kentucky is leading the way in aerospace and aviation manufacturing and engineering excellence. 

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